Take the Poll: Your Summer Reading Challenge

Posted by Cybil on May 22, 2017

Summer Reading is sponsored by Audible.

As the sun stays out longer and the weather warms up, the season for summer reading is almost here! As you plan out your summer Want to Read list, get inspired by recommendations from fiction and nonfiction authors, book groups, editors, and more!

So whether your summer travels take you on the road, to the beach, or places like Narnia or Middle-earth, be sure to tell us how many books you’ll be enjoying this summer in the poll and then share what book you're most looking forward to reading in the comments.

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message 1: by Eula (new)

Eula Kozma One a week!


message 2: by James (new)

James Spears I am in the summer reading program for Adults where we get free book for so many books read. They have a drawing at certain times of the summer for a prize. I try to read around 8 or nine books in the Summer for this program. I love the challenge and the fun that goes along with it.


message 3: by Debbie (new)

Debbie 2 to 3 per month is the best I can do.


message 4: by Janie (new)

Janie Boyd I plan to read 2 books per week to complete a Summer Reading Challenge with my teacher friends.


message 5: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Bruno Olynyk My library has a Summer Reading contest. Each week they draw names of people to win a small prize. At the end of the Summer they put all of the slips in and someone gets a grand prize. On the slip, you put the title, author, and a few lines about the book along with your name and phone number.
I've won a small prize a few years ago and then once received the grand prize which was an e reader!


message 6: by amanda (new)

amanda  Beeks I usually read 2 books or more a week. They are my stress reliever from work. I have to read or my mind goes crazy.


message 7: by Tanelle (new)

Tanelle Nash I've been averaging just over 10 books a month so far this year so if I only count July and August as the summer months I assume I'll read around 20-25 books.


message 8: by Omer (new)

Omer Shakil Anna Karenina !!! That gonna take whole summer! :/


message 9: by Tina (new)

Tina 6 to 10...but probably more...it's Summer Learning at the library I direct...we'll see if I have enough time for fun reading with the extra hours I'll be pulling...oh, the irony! :)


message 10: by Frida (new)

Frida Anantya I plan to read as many as I can, but I have to keep up with my work and daily routines too :(


message 11: by Vitalija|Vivija (new)

Vitalija|Vivija Books Well, I try to read about 10 or 15 books this summer :) I want to read more but I have to go at my job too :)


message 12: by Ruby (new)

Ruby Maggio I'm going to read a ton of books. Maybe 100 to 150


message 13: by Linda (new)

Linda I know, with time everything changes...
But, I no longer, join my libraries summer reading...

We used to get a prize every so many books we read,
They took that away. Now it's just a drawing the last day.
And then you only have a certain amount of time to claim it.
Last year it was on a Friday.. Before they closed. At 5p.m.!
I get out at 7p.m.

I plan on reading 1-2 books a week...


message 14: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Well, it's not summer here, but I usually average about 10 books a month, so over the three months of winter I'll probably read about 30 books.


message 15: by Julie (new)

Julie I will probably average 8-10 books a month this summer. I am so jealous that your libraries have adult summer reading programs! We have them for kids and teens but nothing for adults.


message 16: by Kelsey (new)

Kelsey Zielke 10-15! Hopefully


message 17: by skw (new)

skw Ruby wrote: "I'm going to read a ton of books. Maybe 100 to 150"

Good luck with that, since June-July-August is only 92 days.


message 18: by Heather (new)

Heather I try to read 100 a year. I am up to currently reading book 49 for the year so I will probably get in at least 20-30 over the summer. I do work full time so I will say about a quarter of my books are on Audio, because I like to listen while I drive and do chores around the house.


.•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*•. Christine .•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*• Since I usually average about a book a day, I'm aiming for around 90.


message 20: by Amber (new)

Amber I voted on your poll but I have read 31 books so far this year so we will see how many I get to the end of the year though in my reading for pleasure challenge.


message 21: by Laura (new)

Laura I pledged to read 60 books this year for my 2017 Reading Challenge so I think I need to read 6 books a month to achieve that. Probably about 18-20 over the course of the summer :)


message 22: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Griffin I'm current reading 16 books. Instead of summer list, I'm reading books from my list. Since always reading a book anyway. I just finish The GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE by HEIDI HEILG.


message 23: by D.L. (new)

D.L. I am supposed to read 60 books this year and am way behind so I need to really read a lot this somewhere, at least 12 or so.


message 24: by Ifzal (new)

Ifzal Hussain .•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*•. Christine .•*¨`*•✿ ✿•*¨`*• wrote: "Since I usually average about a book a day, I'm aiming for around 90."

a book a day, that's fascinating.


☯ DαякєηRнαℓ  ❛ ᶜʳᵒᵘᶜʰᶤᶰᵍ ʰᵘᵐᵃᶰ ; ʰᶤᵈᵈᵉᶰ ᵗᶤᵗᵃᶰ ❜  Its winter where I'm from, so this has come and gone, however I'm hoping to read at least... 12 or more books this year. I've read a lot of stories on wattpad, but unfortunately you can't exactly add that to your reading challenge over here. Currently my goal is reading 5 books for this year, and I'm on 4 right now, so only one more to go. But I hope to edit and bump up my challenge as I go, as I have done already. I don't know, I need to be in the mood to read something and even then sometimes a few days can pass before I pick it up again. I used to devour books only a few years ago, but alas, these days I can only average around 10+ books a year.


message 26: by Robin (new)

Robin skw wrote: "Ruby wrote: "I'm going to read a ton of books. Maybe 100 to 150"

Good luck with that, since June-July-August is only 92 days."


Since the first of May I've read 41 books (27 days). I think Ruby has a chance of at LEAST 100 books! It just depends on what is going on in life!


message 27: by Superbambi (new)

Superbambi Robin wrote: "skw wrote: "Ruby wrote: "I'm going to read a ton of books. Maybe 100 to 150"

Good luck with that, since June-July-August is only 92 days."

Since the first of May I've read 41 books (27 days). I t..."


I believe you, but that's just crazy. How do y'all manage to read that many books? Most of my free time is spent reading, and I'm a decently fast reader, but I'm at 22 books so far this year, and I've been reading only three books during May. Between my job, daily routine and being tired from my job, I just don't have that luxury. So how?


message 28: by Sarina (new)

Sarina Superbambi wrote: "Robin wrote: "skw wrote: "Ruby wrote: "I'm going to read a ton of books. Maybe 100 to 150"

Good luck with that, since June-July-August is only 92 days."

Since the first of May I've read 41 books ..."


Everyone's summer outlook is different, ergo, everyone will be able to read different amounts of books. If you're like me, you can read a lot of books if you don't have much work time and you don't go on vacations. Also, graphic novels exist. I can usually finish 2-3 graphic novels in a day if my schedule is blissfully open.


message 29: by Brittany (new)

Brittany Firstly, I am super excited for the summer! But, recently I have gone through a massive life change which has put me in a bit of a reading slump. I am really hoping this summer I get back into reading and getting wrapped up in these amazing worlds once again. I am aiming for at least 4 books this summer to get me going. I miss reading so much and even more than that I miss wanting to read, so my goals for reading this summer mean a lot to me at the moment.


message 30: by Ebb (last edited May 27, 2017 07:59AM) (new)

Ebb I chose 3-5 because I plan on reading some very long books this summer with maybe some smaller ones in between but these particular chunksters have been on my TBR for a long time. Time to get them read!

War and Peace
Don Quixote
An Instance of the Fingerpost
Plus a yet-to-be-decided chunkster that my book club plans on reading over the summer.

Happy reading everyone!


message 31: by Likhitha (new)

Likhitha I came looking for the '0' option here!

This summer all the fairylands I know might dry after all.


message 32: by Marren (new)

Marren I am wayyyy behind on my Goodreads Challenge so I will try to use my summer reading to amend this situation.

Happy reading everyone!


message 33: by D.L. (new)

D.L. Noirfifre wrote: "I am wayyyy behind on my Goodreads Challenge so I will try to use my summer reading to amend this situation.

Happy reading everyone!"


Ditto!


message 34: by Liz (new)

Liz I am going through the 30+ boxes of books I had as a teacher - getting ready to donate them to a private school. Of course I have put enough of them aside - enough to fill a full box . . . the ones I want to read or reread before I donate them in August.


message 35: by Lostshadows (new)

Lostshadows At least 8, since i decided to reread The Dark Tower series before the movie comes out.

I'm planning to read more than that, but that's my only concrete plan right now.


message 36: by Bostonlotus (new)

Bostonlotus Definitely shooting to read 40-50 books this summer
(June-August).
Averaging roughly 15 books each month:)


message 37: by لطيفة (new)

لطيفة في فترة الصيف إن شاء الله أغادر مقر سكني
عائدة حيث عائلتي أقضي العطلة الصيفية شهراً كاملاً مع أسرتي الغالية..قريباً من المحيط.
فيكون وقتي حافلاً ماشاء الله بحيث لا يتوفر الكثير للقراءة..
لكن من يدري ..
إنما الغالب هو هذا البرنامج..
وأنصحكم بالمثل بالسفر وتغيير الجو قريباً من عائلاتكم..والطبيعة


message 38: by Gina (new)

Gina I'm behind by two books. I used to read 2 a week. I've been very distracted lately, so I'm barely reading. I'm glad I'm only reading 30 books this year, but maybe I'll read more than that if I can catch up.


message 39: by Katherine (last edited May 27, 2017 04:14PM) (new)

Katherine Hayward Pérez I'll be reading as many as I can. Since doing Dewey's Readathon last month, I'm very far ahead. Currently 13 books ahead. Have a load of NetGalley ARCs to get through so I think I'll have enough ebook listening to do. Thanks for the recs in this post


message 40: by Patti (new)

Patti Temple I am that audible books person who listens almost constantly to a book. I listen when I crochet, workout, play games on my I-pad, or just when I want to sit and relax. I cannot really estimate how many books I will hear this summer, as I have gone through so many just in the past month. I rarely pay attention to the TV, as I would rather listen to a book. I am so pleased when my husband wants to listen with me. Right now I am 6 books ahead.


message 41: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Ebony *LilKoalaBooks* wrote: "I chose 3-5 because I plan on reading some very long books this summer with maybe some smaller ones in between but these particular chunksters have been on my TBR for a long time. Time to get them ..."

Instance of the fingerpost is an excellent read and well worth it! Enjoy!!


message 42: by Sue (new)

Sue Lauzon Noirfifre wrote: "I am wayyyy behind on my Goodreads Challenge so I will try to use my summer reading to amend this situation.

Happy reading everyone!"


I hear you!! I am so far behind but I know I have some time off during the next three months so I aiming to catch up a bit.


message 43: by Sherry (new)

Sherry Elmer Omer wrote: "Anna Karenina !!! That gonna take whole summer! :/"

Well worth it!


message 44: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Christie I average about 3 per month... so we shall see I'm in the 6-10 category.


message 45: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa Blaumeiser i'm usually reading more than 20 books over the summer because of holidays, but i'm working now so 6-10 is what i want to do.


message 46: by Laura (new)

Laura James wrote: "I am in the summer reading program for Adults where we get free book for so many books read. They have a drawing at certain times of the summer for a prize. I try to read around 8 or nine books in ..."

WHAT IS THIS MAGICAL ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM?!?!?! I need it!


message 47: by Nullifidian (new)

Nullifidian Does anyone actually plan to read specific books during certain seasons? The last time I had specific "summer reading" to do, I was in high school and my teachers used the summer break as an excuse to assign us lengthy works that would have taken too much time to read during the school year proper.

I'll just read what I usually read and try to work on finishing more of the books I own. There are some books I'm looking forward to, though. I want to read My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, and I'm currently reading the unabridged The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père in a translation by Robin Buss. Both of these were bought on my last bookstore trip. I'm also looking forward to finishing up The Portable Greek Reader edited by W. H. Auden and the history The Classical World by Robin Lane Fox. I will say one thing about summer: the coastal chaparral environment of my home state reminds me of the Mediterranean basin during the height of summer, so reading a book of ancient Greek writings, a history of classical Greece and Rome, and part of Ferrante's Neapolitan Tetralogy will fit the bill. Even The Count of Monte Cristo works, because much of it is set in and around the Mediterranean.


message 48: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Blain I am reading 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene, Manifesto of the Illuminati or Behold, A Pale Horseman.....American Gods by Neil Gaimen, then a classic like Vanity Fair by William Makepeace or maybe an American classic, like The Sound and the Fury


message 49: by C. J. (new)

C. J. Scurria I hope to one day buy and read Below by Ryan Lockwood. I can't find it in any bookstores in my area so I will have to order it when I get the chance.

Also I hope to discover many good books that I have yet to read at random! (I don't always choose everything in advance).


message 50: by Ebb (new)

Ebb Victoria wrote: Instance of the fingerpost is an excellent read and well worth it! Enjoy!! "

Thanks!! I've been wanting to read it for a long time. I'm happy to finally get to it this summer :)


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